Running a Humane Interview Process

June 10, 2016 Interviewing fills many with a sense of dread, but as an industry I think we are incrementally moving in the right direction. Here are some steps towards a humane interview process.

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Poor Wireless Connectivity for MacBook

September 4, 2008 Quick posting of my solution to extremely poor wireless connectivity on my MacBook.

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Cleaning up erlang_markdown

October 11, 2009 After some additional work, erlang_markdown is cleaning up fairly well into a usable package. At this point, pretty much all of Markdown should be implemented outside of the alternative header syntax.

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Reading "The Nudist on the Late Shift" in 2008

August 8, 2008 Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.

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R.I.P. Your Resume Site to Awesome

October 19, 2008 Resume Interactivity Provider is a simple reusable application for generating interactive resume websites that are powered by completely static components (JavaScript, HTML, CSS).

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Haiku for an April

April 20, 2008 A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.

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Healing a Burned Out Team

May 29, 2016 We often talk about individuals getting burned out by their work, but for large projects, entire teams burn out as well. Here are some ideas around healing a burned out team.

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Spring Doesn't Come in February, But Snow Does

February 24, 2008 The weather here is insane. It was getting above freezing and fairly pleasant for the last four or five days, but then it all flipped.

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Being a Local Maximum

October 20, 2008 Are you the best programmer in your project group? Are you a solitary contract developer? When the curtail starts falling, do you know you'll be the one who'll carry the project or be the last one crushed by its weight? Well, then I guess you're a Local Maximum. Congratulations, and my condolences.

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Hard and Soft, Fluffy and Brittle

February 3, 2009 Going through my first design phase in a large team of engineers has been an enlightening experience for me, exposing me to an ancient software dichotomy: hard versus soft.

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Extending Classes in Cappuccino

September 7, 2008 A brief look at a simple example of extending the CPTextField class in Cappuccino. Breaks down the extension process into six steps, walking through them with the example.

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